Archive | April 2012

AIPLA Spring Meeting Announcement

Are you ready to Dive Deep into the America Invents Act? Join the AIPLA Women in IP Law Group on LinkedIn, friend the group on Facebook, or follow WomenInIP on Twitter to connect with other members, and we’ll see you at the AIPLA Spring Meeting, May 10-12, 2012 in Austin, TX.


Women in IP Law Networking Event–New York City Location Added!

We are happy to announce that the Goldstein Law Offices, PC has agreed to be the New York host for the AIPLA 2012 Women in IP Networking Event which will be held Wednesday May 2, 2012.  

Information regarding the event is as follows:

Women in IP Law Networking Event – NYC Location
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Time: 6:30-9:30PM

Goldstein is currently selecting and arranging a suitable venue in midtown Manhattan, and would like an accurate head count ASAP. Once a venue is selected, if interest is greater than capacity, they will give preference to those who RSVP the earliest.

If you are interested in attending or obtaining more information about the New York event please send your name, firm name and telephone number to:

Rich Goldstein –


Pat Werschulz –

AIPLA Members Invited! AIPLA’s Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event May 2nd, 2012

We are thrilled to invite to you the AIPLA Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event. Several firms have generously agreed to host the 2012 regional events: please see the attached flyer for more information.  To register and learn more, please email the individual listed under “contact” on the flyer, and they will provide information regarding registration and details about the event in your area. We look forward to speaking with everyone on our traditional conference call across all locations at 8:30 PM EDT. If you have general questions about this national event please contact the national chair.

National Chair:

Carine M. Doyle

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.



Panel Discussion on April 25 sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates: Seeking Gender Equality in the Silicon Valley Workplace

On April 25, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 PM, Equal Rights Advocates will hold a reception followed by a panel discussion on Seeking Gender Equality in the Silicon Valley Workplace: From Pipeline and Advancement to Work-Life Balance.  The reception is sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP.  The event will take place at Stanford Law School Law Lounge, 559 Nathan Abbott Way.  More details are available on the ERA Women in Silicon Valley Event Announcement for the event.

For more information, please visit the Equal Right Advocates website, or contact Kimberley Van Voorhis at

Report on the Mid-Winter Institute Women in IP Breakfast

The AIPLA Women in IP Committee held a breakfast at the Mid-Winter Institute in Las Vegas.  The breakfast was organized by Mercedes Meyer, and was sponsored by Drinker Biddle.  Hathaway Russell went over the various activities of the Committee, such as the upcoming Networking event that will take place on Wednesday May 8, 2012.  Please see our earlier post for more information.  Hathaway also discussed the online activities of the Women in IP Committee, such as the work done on the newsletter, LinkedIn and FacebookDebora Plehn-Dujowich then introduced the new Women in IP blog, which you are reading right now.

Myra McCormack from Johnson&Johnson then led the group in a session of chair yoga.  She explained how yoga and meditation have changed her life for the better, and how important it is to develop a yoga and/or meditation practice to help reduce stress and anxiety.  She showed a video demonstrating how anyone can do yoga at her desk.  Then she showed a video which led us in an exercise in meditation and visualization.  The event was a big success, and I am sure many became yoga and meditation converts.

Please see our earlier post for great photos from the Women in IP Breakfast.

AIPLA’s Nationwide Networking Event for Women in IP for 2012

We are looking forward to the AIPLA’s Nationwide Networking Event for Women in IP for 2012 which will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. This event has been tremendously successful over the past years.  It provides women with an excellent opportunity to interact and meet other women in IP in your geographic area.  
Your generous support over the past years was greatly appreciated and we hope we can count on your continued involvement in 2012.  At this time, the following cities are still open for 2012:
New York
San Diego
St. Louis
Please let us know as soon as possible whether your firm is interested in sponsoring a 2012 event in an open city.  Hosts will be assigned to cities on a first come first serve basis.  We look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carine Doyle at